§ 20. Mr. Waller
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the criteria for providing support to smaller companies for re-equipment in the textile industry.
§ Mr. Trippier
I am not yet in a position to give details of the investment support scheme to assist small and medium sized firms in the clothing, footwear, knitting and textile industries. These proposals were notified to the European Commission in April. We shall announce the full particulars as soon as possible after Commission clearance.